Friday, July 14, 2017

CAS Watercolour July 2017 - Butterfly

Hello friends.  Playing along with this months CAS Watercolour challenge, where the focus is on butterflies!

I'm a little hooked on DOX inks, stencils, and water right now...they create the most FABULOUS backgrounds, so that was my starting point for this card.

I blended Broken China and Cracked Pistachio DOX inks together and then misted a Gina Marie Designs stencil before laying it on top of the blended piece.  I followed Jennifer McGuire's tutorial (HERE) and put a piece of paper towel over the stencil and then something heavy over top of that and then left it for a few minutes before uncovering.  The water and the DOX inks react beautifully together and give such a clear image!  Here's a closer up image:

I almost hated to cut my background piece down, but I knew I needed to leave a white border to be considered a CAS card.  I added a simple white frame border from PTI's Cover Plate: Pretty Frame die and then added my smooshed butterfly (also from PTI - Life Is Beautiful).  The bottom layer of the butterfly is smooshed with the Broken China and Cracked Pistachio DOX inks and the top layer is vellum that I embossed with a little silver embossing powder.  My sentiment is embossed and is from PTI's Life Is Beautiful also.

For this card I water colored, die cut, stenciled, embossed and stamped.

There is still time to play in this challenge (open till the 24th) and there are incredibly BEAUTIFUL cards from the DT and in the gallery to inspire you to play along.  You can check it all out right HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do!


  1. Beautiful background Marcia for that lovely butterfly. I need to try that technique.

  2. Love your ghosted background, Marcia. So beautiful. The design is really clear. Love your layered butterfly. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour! xx

  3. I love the stenciled DOX background, Marcia! It's so subtle yet adds lots of interest! And that frame is so sweet as well as the butterfly! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour!

  4. Stunning background with the DOX and your stencil ghosting, and the butterfly looks like it's just about to fly off the page. The layering gives it amazing dimension. Thanks for joining us at CAS Watercolour.

  5. gorgeous the layout and the silver border..the butterfly is fab.
    Thanks so much for playing along with the CAS Watercolour Challenge and I hope you will play with us again.

  6. This is gorgeous Marcia! I love that background and the vellum butterfly with embossed edges really stands out beautifully. I haven't yet tried that technique for making a background. I love how it looks!!


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